Robert Dick

Published 5:56 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Robert Lacy Dick died Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the age of&bsp; 83.

He was born on April 22, 1927 in Concord, NC to Robert L. Jr.&bsp; and Blanche Honeycutt Dick, but moved to Tryon, NC a few years later.&bsp; He served in the U. S. Army from 1944 to 1946 and graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in civil engineering. &bsp;

He joined Duke Power Co. in 1949 beginning a career which spanned nearly 43 years.&bsp; In 1971, he was named vice president of construction and in 1990 named vice president, corporate excellence, retiring in 1992.&bsp; He received Dukes most prestigious award, the Robinson Award.

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He was a Life Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

During his lifetime, his service displayed his various interests and keen intellect.&bsp; He served on numerous boards including the Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Barium Springs for Children.&bsp; He was a past president of the N.C. State Alumni Association, a member of the Polk County Community Foundation, a member of the Rotary Club of Tryon, NC and an elder of Tryon Presbyterian Church.&bsp; In his retirement he greatly enjoyed playing golf with his many friends in Tryon and Seven Devils, NC.

Survivors are: his wife of 60 years, Camilla Hunsucker Dick, daughter

Karen Dick Bruhns (Robert); son, Robert L. Dick, IV (Lou) both of Atlanta, GA and son Jim Dick of Concord, NC; a sister, Harriet Dick Brown of Greenville, SC and a brother Ned Dick of Tryon, NC.&bsp; Bob was preceded in death by his brother Bill Dick.

Memorial services will be held&bsp; 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2010 in the Tryon Presbyterian Church, Tryon, NC with Rev. Dr. Dent Davis, Rev. Hayden Britton and Rev. Ralph Kuether officiating.

A reception will immediately follow the memorial service in the fellowship hall of the Tryon Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Grandfather Mountain Home for Children, P. O. Box 98, Banner Elk, NC 28604 or Tryon Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 430 Harmon Field Rd., Tryon, NC&bsp; 28782 or Barium Springs Home for Children, P.O. Box 1, Barium Springs, NC 28010.

An on-line guest register may be signed at

McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, NC